Research project KEROSyN100

Integration of a Power-to-Fuel plant model into the regional and supra-regional Energy System



The energy supply must constantly react to weather and demand-related fluctuations in order to ensure grid stability. If the capacities of transmission networks are overloaded in individual sections, in exceptional cases the supply of electricity from renewable sources must be curtailed in order to guarantee the security of the supply. This curtailment of electricity normally means that the energy generated during this time is lost. With the model of the Power-to-Fuel unit, a flexibility factor is created to guarantee grid stability and to reduce any curtailment of electricity.

Research project KEROSyN100



July 2018 to June 2021

Funded by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Project participants

  • Advanced Energy Systems Institute, Universität Bremen
  • Institute of Networked Energy Systems
  • Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH
  • Entwicklungsagentur Region Heide AöR
  • IKEM - Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität e. V.
  • Institut für Energieverfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • Raffinerie Heide GmbH
  • SKL Engineering & Contracting GmbH

The KEROSyN100 research project is a practical example of the sector integration of power and mobility. The project focuses on a power-to-jet plant that will be used by a community in Schleswig-Holstein to produce synthetic kerosene from surplus wind energy. This will then be transported via pipeline to Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport for direct use in refuelling passenger aircraft. This prevents the excess energy being fed into the system and potentially overloading it.

As part of the sub-project entitled “Integration of a power-to-fuel unit simulation model into the regional and supra-regional energy system”, the Institute of Networked Energy Systems is providing essential competencies in the field of energy system simulation, optimisation and evaluation, the development of detailed power grid models as well as the implementation, simulation and evaluation of flexibility options for project implementation.

Further information on the research project KEROSyN100:


Energy System Modelling

Research Group
Institute of Networked Energy Systems